The table below looks at the statistics for MOS in IT jobs advertised across the UK. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited MOS over the 3 months to 27 February 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
27 Feb 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Office Specialist (MOS)
Rank 826 804 846
Rank change year-on-year
-22 +42
Permanent jobs citing MOS 55 88 27
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.051% 0.084% 0.025%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.18% 0.31% 0.090%
Number of salaries quoted 40 72 26
Average salary £27,500 £27,500 £30,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
- -8.33%
90% offered a salary of more than £22,000 £23,000 £22,800
10% offered a salary of more than £40,250 £45,000 £37,000
UK excluding London average salary £24,000 £27,500 £24,000
% change year-on-year
-12.72% +14.58%

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Qualifications category in permanent jobs advertised across the UK.

Qualifications Category
UK
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Qualifications category
31391 28720 30137
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 29.33% 27.26% 28.12%
Number of salaries quoted 24987 22543 24799
Average salary £45,000 £43,500 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+3.44% +2.35%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £27,500 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £67,500 £62,500 £65,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+6.25% -

MOS
Jobs Demand Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving total of permanent IT jobs citing MOS within the UK as a proportion of the total demand within the Qualifications category.

MOS Jobs Demand Trend in the UK

MOS
Salary Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing MOS within the UK.

MOS Salary Trend in the UK

MOS
Salary Histogram

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing MOS over the 3 months to 27 February 2015 within the UK.

MOS Salary Histogram in the UK

MOS
Top 24 Job Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average salaries quoted in IT jobs citing MOS within the UK over the 3 months to 27 February 2015. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location
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statistics and historical trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Average Salary
Last 3 Months
Average Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
England -38 52 £28,000 +1.81% 37
London +17 21 £31,500 -15.43% 10
City of London +3 11 £31,000 -13.88% 1
Manchester +5 10 - - 3
North West -2 10 - - 5
Yorkshire 0 9 £24,000 -15.78% 6
West Yorkshire 0 8 £24,000 -8.57% 5
Leeds -6 8 £24,000 -8.57% 4
South East -45 7 £29,000 +9.43% 5
East Midlands +23 3 £22,000 -10.20% 4
Northamptonshire -2 3 £22,000 -10.20%
Northampton -7 3 £22,000 -10.20%
Berkshire -9 3 £29,000 -35.55% 1
West Sussex - 3 £29,000 -
Glasgow - 3 £21,250 -
Scotland - 3 £21,250 - 9
Reading -8 2 £34,500 -23.33% 1
West Midlands - 2 £25,000 - 3
Basingstoke +4 1 £47,500 +72.72%
South Yorkshire -6 1 £30,000 - 1
Hampshire -10 1 £47,500 +72.72%
Sheffield -15 1 £30,000 - 1
Birmingham - 1 £25,000 - 1
Maidenhead - 1 £28,000 -

MOS
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 27 February 2015, IT jobs within the UK citing MOS also mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of IT job ads sampled that cited MOS.

1 92 (83.64%) MS Office
2 85 (77.27%) Windows
3 83 (75.45%) Microsoft
4 59 (53.64%) ITIL
4 59 (53.64%) Windows 7
5 49 (44.55%) MS Excel
6 40 (36.36%) Microsoft Certification
7 36 (32.73%) Law
8 29 (26.36%) Legal
9 28 (25.45%) Active Directory
10 26 (23.64%) MCP
11 23 (20.91%) MCDST
12 21 (19.09%) MS PowerPoint
13 19 (17.27%) SharePoint
13 19 (17.27%) E-Learning
14 18 (16.36%) Citrix
15 16 (14.55%) MCITP
15 16 (14.55%) Incident Management
15 16 (14.55%) ITIL V3
16 15 (13.64%) Coaching
17 14 (12.73%) Document Management
17 14 (12.73%) A+ Certification
17 14 (12.73%) LAN
17 14 (12.73%) Service Management
17 14 (12.73%) Blackberry
18 13 (11.82%) WAN
18 13 (11.82%) Lync
19 12 (10.91%) Security Cleared
19 12 (10.91%) MCSE
20 11 (10.00%) MCSA

MOS
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 27 February 2015, IT jobs within the UK citing MOS also mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of IT job ads sampled that cited MOS. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 19 (17.27%) SharePoint
2 13 (11.82%) Lync
3 11 (10.00%) MS Exchange
4 5 (4.55%) WorkSite
5 4 (3.64%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
6 2 (1.82%) Exchange Server 2003
6 2 (1.82%) Exchange Server 2007
6 2 (1.82%) Exchange Server 2010
7 1 (0.91%) Exchange Server 2013
7 1 (0.91%) Moodle
7 1 (0.91%) IBM Notes
Applications
1 92 (83.64%) MS Office
2 49 (44.55%) MS Excel
3 21 (19.09%) MS PowerPoint
4 9 (8.18%) Adobe Captivate
5 4 (3.64%) MS Project
6 1 (0.91%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 3 (2.73%) SAP CCM
1 3 (2.73%) SAP ERP
2 1 (0.91%) Remedy ITSM
2 1 (0.91%) Hyperion Planning
Cloud Services
1 5 (4.55%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 14 (12.73%) LAN
2 13 (11.82%) WAN
3 7 (6.36%) VPN
4 6 (5.45%) TCP/IP
5 4 (3.64%) Internet
6 3 (2.73%) IP Telephony
7 2 (1.82%) Cisco IOS
7 2 (1.82%) VoIP
7 2 (1.82%) ADSL
8 1 (0.91%) Broadband
8 1 (0.91%) DNS
8 1 (0.91%) Intranet
8 1 (0.91%) DHCP
8 1 (0.91%) Ethernet
8 1 (0.91%) Cisco ASA
8 1 (0.91%) FWSM
8 1 (0.91%) SHDSL
8 1 (0.91%) 3G
8 1 (0.91%) OSPF
8 1 (0.91%) BGP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (5.45%) SQL Server
2 4 (3.64%) Crystal Reports
3 2 (1.82%) MySQL
General
1 36 (32.73%) Law
2 29 (26.36%) Legal
3 10 (9.09%) Finance
4 8 (7.27%) Telecoms
5 4 (3.64%) Multimedia
6 3 (2.73%) Banking
7 1 (0.91%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 46 (41.82%) Analyst
2 33 (30.00%) Service Analyst
2 33 (30.00%) Service Desk Analyst
3 32 (29.09%) Trainer
4 30 (27.27%) IT Trainer
5 29 (26.36%) Support Analyst
6 16 (14.55%) Team Leader
6 16 (14.55%) Service Desk Team Leader
7 12 (10.91%) Technical Team Leader
8 11 (10.00%) Technical Analyst
8 11 (10.00%) Technical Support Analyst
8 11 (10.00%) Technical Support
9 6 (5.45%) Help Desk Analyst
9 6 (5.45%) IT Support
10 5 (4.55%) 2nd Line Support
11 4 (3.64%) Desktop Support
11 4 (3.64%) Applications Support
11 4 (3.64%) 2nd Line Support Analyst
12 3 (2.73%) IT Support Analyst
12 3 (2.73%) Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (3.64%) HTML
2 3 (2.73%) XML
3 2 (1.82%) JSON
3 2 (1.82%) Qt
4 1 (0.91%) ODBC
Miscellaneous
1 19 (17.27%) E-Learning
2 14 (12.73%) Blackberry
3 8 (7.27%) Analytical Skills
4 6 (5.45%) Management Information System
5 3 (2.73%) Video Conferencing
6 2 (1.82%) Learning Management System
6 2 (1.82%) CMDB
7 1 (0.91%) Client/Server
7 1 (0.91%) AS400
7 1 (0.91%) VLE
7 1 (0.91%) Smartphone
7 1 (0.91%) Statistics
7 1 (0.91%) Mathematics
7 1 (0.91%) iPad
7 1 (0.91%) User Experience
7 1 (0.91%) iPhone
Operating Systems
1 85 (77.27%) Windows
2 59 (53.64%) Windows 7
3 11 (10.00%) Windows XP
4 6 (5.45%) Windows Server 2003
5 5 (4.55%) Linux
5 5 (4.55%) Mac OS X
6 4 (3.64%) Windows Server 2008
7 3 (2.73%) UNIX
8 2 (1.82%) OS/400
8 2 (1.82%) Windows Mobile
8 2 (1.82%) i5/OS
8 2 (1.82%) Android
9 1 (0.91%) Windows 8
9 1 (0.91%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 59 (53.64%) ITIL
2 16 (14.55%) Incident Management
2 16 (14.55%) ITIL V3
3 15 (13.64%) Coaching
4 14 (12.73%) Document Management
4 14 (12.73%) Service Management
5 8 (7.27%) CRM
6 6 (5.45%) Service Delivery
6 6 (5.45%) Asset Management
7 5 (4.55%) Content Management
8 4 (3.64%) Service Desk Management
9 3 (2.73%) Validation
9 3 (2.73%) ITSM
9 3 (2.73%) ERP
10 2 (1.82%) OOD
10 2 (1.82%) OO
10 2 (1.82%) Configuration Management
10 2 (1.82%) Information Management
10 2 (1.82%) Software Deployment
10 2 (1.82%) Multithreading
Programming Languages
1 5 (4.55%) SQL
2 4 (3.64%) T-SQL
3 2 (1.82%) VBA
3 2 (1.82%) C
3 2 (1.82%) C++
Qualifications
1 40 (36.36%) Microsoft Certification
2 26 (23.64%) MCP
3 23 (20.91%) MCDST
4 16 (14.55%) MCITP
5 14 (12.73%) A+ Certification
6 12 (10.91%) MCSE
6 12 (10.91%) Security Cleared
7 11 (10.00%) MCSA
8 7 (6.36%) HND
9 4 (3.64%) MCTS
9 4 (3.64%) Degree
10 3 (2.73%) MCT
11 2 (1.82%) ITIL Certification
11 2 (1.82%) IBM Certification
11 2 (1.82%) Network+ Certification
12 1 (0.91%) CCNA
12 1 (0.91%) Cisco Certification
12 1 (0.91%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (9.09%) ISO 9001
2 7 (6.36%) SLA
System Software
1 28 (25.45%) Active Directory
2 6 (5.45%) VMware Infrastructure
3 3 (2.73%) XenApp
4 2 (1.82%) vSphere
5 1 (0.91%) Terminal Services
5 1 (0.91%) VMware ESX
5 1 (0.91%) VMware Workstation
Systems Management
1 7 (6.36%) SCCM
2 4 (3.64%) Backup Exec
3 3 (2.73%) WSUS
3 3 (2.73%) Norton AntiVirus
3 3 (2.73%) SCOM
4 2 (1.82%) Nagios
4 2 (1.82%) CA Spectrum
4 2 (1.82%) NetBackup
5 1 (0.91%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
Vendors
1 83 (75.45%) Microsoft
2 18 (16.36%) Citrix
3 11 (10.00%) Cisco
4 9 (8.18%) Adobe
5 7 (6.36%) Reuters
5 7 (6.36%) VMware
6 6 (5.45%) Bloomberg
7 5 (4.55%) Symantec
8 4 (3.64%) CheckPoint
8 4 (3.64%) BT
8 4 (3.64%) LANDesk
8 4 (3.64%) HP
8 4 (3.64%) F5
9 3 (2.73%) SAP
9 3 (2.73%) Apple
9 3 (2.73%) JD Edwards
10 2 (1.82%) Remedy
10 2 (1.82%) McAfee
10 2 (1.82%) Sophos
10 2 (1.82%) Toshiba
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